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New Brunswick Heart Festival

Presented by State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick Cultural Center, NBPAC, and Above Art Studios

Saturday, AUGUST 15, 2020 at 3:00PM

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The virtual festival will run for approximately 4 hours

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State Theatre New Jersey is a proud presenter of the inaugural New Brunswick Heart Festival!

This first-time event—presented by State Theatre, New Brunswick Cultural Center, NBPAC, and Above Art Studios—was created to celebrate the vibrant arts and history that New Brunswick and the County of Middlesex have to offer! The online festivities will include music, dance, and spoken word performances; a behind-the-scenes look inside the local theater and visual arts scene; a close-up of Middlesex County’s history; interviews with artists; craft-making activities; and a special State Theatre-presented performance by bilingual children's musicians, 123 Andrés!

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Schedule of Events

New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra


  • Welcome! Meet Hosts NJ Radio Hall of Famer Bert Baron and Co-Founder of CPRLive, Sharon Gordon
  • Music Performance by Sonido Latino
  • Mindfulness Session with Carla Haynes from Garden of Healing
  • Music Performance by New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra
  • Also in this hour: New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, Arts Institute of Middlesex County, MCFOODS, Elijah’s Promise, and AMARD&V (Artist Mentoring Against Racism, Drugs, and Violence Program)
123 Andrés


  • Music Performance by Jerry Weldon Quartet presented by the New Brunswick Jazz Project
  • Intro to Ballet Class presented by American Repertory Ballet (Recommended for ages 10+)
  • Music Performance by Latin Grammy-winning duo 123 Andrés in both English and Spanish, presented by State Theatre New Jersey (Recommended for ages 4-8)
  • Conversation and Virtual Gallery Tour with Co-Founder Dontae Muse of Above Art Studio
  • The scoop on the latest public art projects by coLAB Arts
  • Also in this hour: Mason Gross Community Arts
East Jersey Old Town


  • Student-produced Art & Poetry slideshow presented by the Civic League of Greater New Brunswick
  • Butterfly/Bee painting workshop with Claire D’Amato from Zimmerli Art Museum (Recommended for ages 4+)
    Get your markers, plain paper, cup of water and paper towels!
  • Also in this hour: East Jersey Old Town and Middlesex County, Historic Sites and History Services
Silent Knight


  • Tap Dance Performance by Omar Edwards from Crossroads Theatre Company’s FLY
  • Murals of New Brunswick presented by New Brunswick Community Arts Council
  • Music Performance by Silent Knight, local emcee from the Band Called Fuse
  • Behind-the-Scenes with George Street Playhouse
  • Music Performance by Classical Singer Elise Brancheau
  • Spoken Word Performance by Justan Mitchell
  • DJ Set by Grammy®-winning emcee DRKBXT
  • Also in this hour: New Brunswick City Center and a Thank You video from the New Brunswick HEART Festival partners

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